Getting Old Boats Out of the Water

POSTED: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 3:54pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:59pm

The Coast Guard and the Department of Natural Resources say lots of boats damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita need to be taken out of the water.

Dozens of boats, boathouses and debris have been left abandoned on waterways all across southern Louisiana.

The deadline for owners to claim their old property has come and gone. Now - the Coast Guard says they'll go in the waterways and take out the unclaimed property.